Episode 95 “Aprils Checkup”

April 11th, 2016

Once again the boys take a moment to catch up with what's going on in their busy lives and give an update on what's about to happen in our exciting Edible Valley. 

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Episode 94 ” Ivan Truffles With Ivan”

April 3rd, 2016

Well aren't we lucky? We get to sit down with Mr Ivan Loubier of Ivan's Truffles once again. Chef Jonathon Frazier and Darren Howlett talk flavour, ambition, audience and truff-cicles with Ivan all over again. It's interesting to see how his buisiness has developed as he has set his roots and gained a firm footing here in the Valley. Listen in and let us know what you think!


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Episode 93 “What is Local?”

March 20th, 2016

Chef Aaron Rail of the White Whale and Hans Peter Meyer of #WeareYQQ join Darren and Jon with a topic on their mind - 'Local'. What defines 'Local'? Is it important? What's the alternative? This question was brought up by one of listeners as a write-in question, and we are happy to oblige with a balanced discussion on the matter. Great conversation highlighted some excellent points all around. Listen in and let us know what you think!

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Episode 92 “Food Trucks and Courtenay”

March 6th, 2016

The hot topic in the Comox Valley, Food Trucks? Joining Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett tonight is none other than Hans Peter Meyer - bon vivant and man about town, to discuss Food Trucks in Courtenay. Unexpectedly, we all had a very different take on this issue! It made for some great conversation and counter-points though (and Hans makes a pretty convincing argument). Listen in and let us know where you stand on this oft debated issue! Let us know how you feel @ediblevalley and here is the  link to an online survey about the issue at www.courtenay.ca/foodtrucks open till Friday, March 11, 2016. Hard copies of the survey are also available at Courtenay City Hall, or by request at courtenay@courtenay.ca

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Episode 91 ” February in the Edible Valley”

February 24th, 2016

In tonight’s episode, Jon and Darren chat about the local food scene, including upcoming events such as Dine Around Comox Valley. They also touch on the recent change in format and other exciting changes on the way. There's a small recap of previous episodes, and a glimpse of what’s to come! Listen in and let them know what you think, or pose your questions - they'll be happy to answer!

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Episode #90 “Comox Valley Dine Around with Deana Simkin of Billy Ds Pub”

February 16th, 2016

Comox Valley Dine Around 2016 is coming up quick, so we sat down with Deana Simkin for all of the details. Deana is A member of the committee that organizes the event, as well as a participant with her own local business - Billy D's Pub and Bistro. Deana brings us up to speed on the history of Dine Around, its growing success, and the future of where it's headed! We also talk a little bit about its branching into other events, such as the Sip Around and Brews Cruise. Everyone in the local food industry is gearing up and getting excited as the event itself is right around the corner! Listen in and get all the details.

Check the menus

www.comoxvalleydinearound.com

#cvdinearound

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Episode 89 ” What to do with Food Prices”

February 9th, 2016

Switching gears for this episode, we invited a few friends (Arzeena Hamir and Blayne Prowse) to discuss the issue of rising produce costs. Specifically, 'How did we get here?', and 'What can we do about it?'.  We are living in a time when our current models are starting to fail us, and new models, or outright change from the ground up is required. It was an illuminating chat with some great ideas and options, and an interesting new format for the Edible Valley. We hope to pepper in a few of these throughout the year - let us know what you think!

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Episode 88 ” Chris Thrift of Anglers Restaurant at Dolphins Resort”

January 13th, 2016

Our good friend Chris Thrift joins us in studio tonight. Having made his way around the Valley at a handful of restaurants, Chris has settled in quite comfortably with his new role as Chef at Anglers Restaurant at Dolphins Resort in Campbell River. We get to touch on the Campbell River food scene, local sustainability and Island food culture. We also touch on moving for work, and finding your niche. Chris is a fantastic chef who has found his anchor, his center in this new setting. And you know what they say about a Chef inspired...

He is leading the way in something very special, and it's great to be able to bear witness at this initial stage. We will be touching in with him periodically as he digs in to the Campbell River food scene and culture. We're looking forward to hearing about his new culinary adventures!
He is leading the way in something very special, and it's great to be able to bear witness at this initial stage. We will be touching in with him periodically as he digs in to the Campbell River food scene and culture. We're looking forward to hearing about his new culinary adventures!

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Episode 87: End of 2015 catch-up.

December 16th, 2015

Chef Jonathon Frazier and Darren Howlett sit down at the Edible Valley table to talk about, and bring you up to speed on the local food scene. After many weeks away, the duo return to catch up on whats been happening in all-things-food in this great Valley of ours. There's a little recap on what they've been up to together (the new business partnership) and their individual pursuits. Listen in and get caught up!

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Episode 86 “Catching up with Blayne Prowse”

November 23rd, 2015

With Chef Jonathan away at food shows Blayne steps in to catch up with Darren to talk about what is going on in his life.

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